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#1 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 09:51 AM
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Is the paint sealant worth it?

Hi all, I bought a new 08 Tundra last week. Got the double cab, SR5 with the 5.7. It's the Desert Sand color. I really liked the Pyrite Mica but I just couldn't pass up the deal I got on this rig.

So my question is, is that paint treatment worth getting?

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What paint treatment?? Wish they would offered me that
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I have a feeling there's going to be quite a few replies on this thread.

Anyway, I had a 2004 Mazda (traded for the Tundra) that had "Auto Armor" applied by the dealership. I loved it. Supposedly with this "protectant" you never had to wax the vehicle. You could if you wanted to though. I never waxed it and 4 years later it still looked like I waxed it every time i washed it.

I asked the Dealership to apply the same thing to the Tundra. They charged me $100 (The guy in the service dept. said they usually charge $300) and it took them about 30 minutes to apply it. I'll have to check exactly what they applied but i know i have a paper with a 5 year warranty. I'll post more once i can verify everything.

Let me say a couple things:

1. I'm by no means an expert on this. I'm just telling you my past experience and i thought the "Protectant" was worth every penny.

2. I realize you can probably buy a bottle of whatever the dealership uses for a lot less. However, I'm not sure it would come with a warranty.

Anyone who knows anything about this please reply. I would love to know more. thanks
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Im thinking of looking into this before getting a bed liner sprayed now.

I have been thinking of simply getting a clear coat or something put on it just to add another layer. Too bad gelcoating is heavy.

Especially on black this would be great. Hopefully someone knows what it really is and the details of it all.

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-same tint as the Tundra
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I would like something like that for my truck.
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I had the dealer put a paint protector, leather protector on the seats, and scotch gaurd the carpet. So far, I like it. The leather protector is supposed to keep the leather clean as well as prevent it from scratching.
The water beads off the paint and windows very easily. They also said I don't have to wax it for 5 years.
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I believe the so called "paint protection" is nothing more than an acrylic sealant, suck as Klasse's All-In-One.

Check out Autopia.org for more info.

I have been using Klasse AIO for years now. I costs about $20 a bottle and treats up to 10 cars per bottle.

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I believe the so called "paint protection" is nothing more than an acrylic sealant, suck as Klasse's All-In-One.

Check out Autopia.org for more info.

I have been using Klasse AIO for years now. I costs about $20 a bottle and treats up to 10 cars per bottle.

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You're probably right, but does it come with 5 year warranty? It only took them 30-45 minutes to put it on while i was signing all the finance paperwork. Is that Klasse AIO stuff spray/wipe on? I could see a haze where all the wipe marks were but they came off as soon as it rained.

I'm going to list the details of my warranty as soon as i get home. I scanned it over the day i bought the truck and it looked like a decent warranty. It was put away with all the other paperwork as soon as I got home and i've been playing with the truck ever since. The bottom line we need to come to is the price of the bottle vs. paying the dealer and getting a warranty.

I guess i'll have fun reading the fine print tonight
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scotch guarding the carpets is a great idea.

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I couldn't agree with you more about having the peace of mind with the warranty.

No warranty with the Klasse All-In-One, but check out the AUTOPIA.ORG website on car detailing, you might get hooked like me.

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i have the paint stuff done and the interior covered in something also. just more money they are getting out of you but, its a good resale tool down the way when you sell it.
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I couldn't agree with you more about having the peace of mind with the warranty.

No warranty with the Klasse All-In-One, but check out the AUTOPIA.ORG website on car detailing, you might get hooked like me.

Todd
That website is great. Thanks for ruining my evening yesterday! I was on there for 4 hours and didn't even realize it! Everyone who likes keeping their vehicle clean needs to check it out.

Anyway, I looked over the warranty and it's not through the dealership(I think). It's some "VIP" company. I forgot what the "VIP" stood for. Probably something to do with vehicle and protection..........the warranty was the standard 5 year-we'll fix or repair anything that goes wrong-bla bla bla.

Has anyone ever had anything happen to the paint and had to deal with the dealership or one of these companies?

I would like to know if they give you the run-around........just curious.
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paid 2K

I bought my Tundra 2 days ago. I bought the full protectant package. I am new to Nebraska and was told by co-workers that the salt that is here will eat the bottom out of your truck. I am having all three steps done Friday...I will respond with what I find out!
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I had the dealer put a paint protector, leather protector on the seats, and scotch gaurd the carpet. So far, I like it. The leather protector is supposed to keep the leather clean as well as prevent it from scratching.
The water beads off the paint and windows very easily. They also said I don't have to wax it for 5 years.
Here it's called Toyoguard package. I think it's worth the price. Any extra protection can't hurt.
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Back when I lived in MN and had a G6 the dealer put on a coat of Xyzlium (sp) and for the time I had the car (2 years) I never had to use my windshield wipers on the highway because the water would just shed right off the windshield. Didn't have to worry about bird shit leaving those stain marks on the black paint either.
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